COMMITTEE TO ABOLISH SPORT HUNTING
P.O. Box 13815, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Voice: (201) 937-3721; Fax: (201) 368-7050 E-mail:
May 30 2008
With the number of hunters declining in New York at a significant
pace each year, the special interests of the weapons and hunting
industries are trying to lure young children into their dangerous and
violent sports. Senate bill S8228 would allow children 14 and 15
years-old to hunt deer and bears with firearms, and would also allow
children under the age of 12 to trap wildlife without a valid state
trapping license. The companion bill has already passed the Assembly,
and only the Senate stands in the way of this bill becoming law.
New York Residents Please Contact Joe Bruno
Temporary President and Majority Leader of the Senate to Urge him To
Kill This Harmful Bill.
Room 909 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Please remember – your letters, e-mails and/or phone calls should be
POLITE and RESPECTFUL at all times if we are to be effective in our
efforts to stop this bill from moving forward. Pro-hunting organizations
are supporting this bill in an organized way, and we must counter their
efforts to spread the cancers of hunting and trapping to young children.
Please send C.A.S.H. a copy of your correspondence – we would love to
hear from you.
Joe Miele, President
Dear Senator Bruno:
Senate Bill Number S8228, currently resides in the Senate Rules
Committee. Because of the negative impact upon children and wildlife
that will come from this bill, I urge you to take the action necessary
to prevent the bill from moving forward through the Senate.
If made into law, this bill would allow children 14 and 15 years-old
to hunt deer and bears with firearms, and would also allow children
under the age of 12 to trap wildlife without a valid state trapping
license. Rather than passing laws that will make it easier for people to
exploit wildlife under the guise of “sport” the state should instead
protect wildlife and the areas where they reside.
Hunting and trapping are dangerous activities and thousands of
accidents occur each year. Additionally, millions of animals are wounded
and not retrieved by hunters whose aim is less than perfect, and these
animals are left to die a slow, painful death from infection, disease or
predation. Trappers catch and kill untold numbers of non-target animals
every year, and these animals are often members of domestic species, and
threatened and endangered wildlife.
Because of these reasons I respectfully urge you to prevent Bill
S8228 from advancing through the Senate. Your response will be greatly
Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting
PO BOX 961 Maywood, NJ 07607
Voice: (201) 937-3721 Fax: (201) 368-7050